Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
4.5
Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Overlord Museum is located in Colleville-sur-mer near the famous Norman American Cemetery and Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches). The museum is dedicated to the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy and proposes you a large collection of artefacts. Last entrance one hour before closing time.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Dave E
    30 contributions
    D Day Museum- We Must not Forget
    Excellent portrait of D Day. This museum is sat back a few miles from Omaha beach. Dont get it mixed up with the museum by the beach. Fascinating displays of the original vehicles, uniforms and equipment used by all nations There are concessions for OAP, students and especially military personnel Free car parking outside. Once you have visited here you need to go to the beach.
    All the staff thanks you for this nice comment ! See you soon at Overlord Museum !
    Written March 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • JaakkoTapio
    Helsinki, Finland657 contributions
    Visiting Overloard Museum near Omaha Beach, Normandy.
    During visits into D-Day memorials, Omaha Beach area was one of the largest we visited. Beach itself, monuments, cemetary, and also (perhaps) the largest Museum, named Overloard Museum, which has gathered so many authentic photos, equipment, stories etc,, that it really gives an idea what had happened there from 6th of June until the end of WW2. I also bought one interesting book, historical maps & some souveniers at shop.
    Thank you for your feedback, we're happy you enjoyed the museum !
    Written July 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • ebeekman
    Emst, The Netherlands78 contributions
    Recommended
    It is a large museum and differs from the others with its fast amount of vehicles, tanks an sceneries. Every aspect is well displayed and accompanied with photographs and text. Don’t forget to visit the beach and the cemetery, both close by.
    A big thank you from all the museum staff for your comment ! See you soon in Normandy !
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Paulina p
    Kilkenny, Ireland7 contributions
    Great to see with kids as it is very visual and not too big
    We really enjoyed the Overload museum. Good location and parking. Very close to the Omaha beach and the American Commentary and Memorial. The museum is small, well organised, very visual with an impressive collection. It is perfect for families with kids. My kids (age 13,10 and 6) really liked it. The gift shop has a lot to offer and the staff was friendly.
    We're delighted that both young and adutlt have enjoyed the museum. Attracting new generations is one of our main objectives. Thank you for your feedback!
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • T5174BPcatherinem
    Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
    Brings the war to life
    Best war museum I've ever been to. Doesn't take too long to walk around but the scenes that have been recreated with real tanks, trucks, guns, uninforms, etc. from the war really bring it to life. The settings include mannequins and they are so lifelike. No two faces are alike - they are all unique. I felt some were about to come to life at any minute. Mesmerizing for me. Do it!
    A big thank you for your comment and the recommendation !
    Written October 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 4, 2023
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,637 contributions
    Absolute must for anyone interested in the D Day landings
    Amazing place full of relics about the battle and lots of items all carefully restored. Two large tanks outside on the grass and its situated about 1 mile from the Cemetery. Paid about 10 Euros entrance fee. I passed a small museum before this and was confused because this had collections from the war and was situated in a large house and shed. I paid about 8 Euros to see that although it was worthwhile. Lots of displays and you get a real feel for the D Day landings and the horror that was facing people as they landed. After walking round here I turned left out of the gate and followed the signs first to the cemetery then down to the beach. The beach had memorials there and it was really Eerie. I didn't realise just how close this was to the cliffs and the beach itself
    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit !
    Written October 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Dennis G
    Emmeloord, The Netherlands15 contributions
    Impressive and great storytelling
    Our visit to the Overlord Museum was a great experience. In the beginning I was a bit hesitant as it was really crowded, but it turned out to be ok. The crowd spread across the museum. The museum shows you a really strong timeline on events with great story’s around the events that are displayed. Well Kept equipment, vehicles and memorabilia. Highly recommend to visit Overlord
    Thank you so much for all these compliments and for the recommendation ! See you soon at the museum !
    Written November 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
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Gena.25
Leicestershire, UK116 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a detailed exhibition of events during the war. The manniquins create scenes of events during the war. It has weapons, vehicles, soldiers outfits and war memorabilia. It takes a while to walk through but it is a worthwhile visit.
One of the best museums to visit.
Written January 6, 2024
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All the staff thanks you for your feedback ! See you soon on the landing beaches !
Written January 12, 2024
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Dennis G
Emmeloord, The Netherlands15 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Our visit to the Overlord Museum was a great experience. In the beginning I was a bit hesitant as it was really crowded, but it turned out to be ok. The crowd spread across the museum. The museum shows you a really strong timeline on events with great story’s around the events that are displayed. Well Kept equipment, vehicles and memorabilia.
Highly recommend to visit Overlord
Written October 27, 2023
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Thank you so much for all these compliments and for the recommendation ! See you soon at the museum !
Written November 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,637 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Amazing place full of relics about the battle and lots of items all carefully restored. Two large tanks outside on the grass and its situated about 1 mile from the Cemetery. Paid about 10 Euros entrance fee. I passed a small museum before this and was confused because this had collections from the war and was situated in a large house and shed. I paid about 8 Euros to see that although it was worthwhile.

Lots of displays and you get a real feel for the D Day landings and the horror that was facing people as they landed. After walking round here I turned left out of the gate and followed the signs first to the cemetery then down to the beach. The beach had memorials there and it was really Eerie. I didn't realise just how close this was to the cliffs and the beach itself
Written October 8, 2023
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Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit !
Written October 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

T5174BPcatherinem
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Best war museum I've ever been to. Doesn't take too long to walk around but the scenes that have been recreated with real tanks, trucks, guns, uninforms, etc. from the war really bring it to life. The settings include mannequins and they are so lifelike. No two faces are alike - they are all unique. I felt some were about to come to life at any minute. Mesmerizing for me. Do it!
Written October 4, 2023
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A big thank you for your comment and the recommendation !
Written October 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashley F
Oklahoma City, OK101 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
One of the top three museums I would suggest when visiting the Normandy area. Fantastic exhibits with very informative information to read along side. Wasn’t too busy in the AM and wasn’t rushed to enjoy the exhibits
Written September 23, 2023
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Thank you for the recommendation and see you soon on the landing beaches !
Written September 24, 2023
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jv0606
Wyckoff, NJ118 contributions
Aug 2023
We were overwhelmed by the amazing collection and displays at this museum - we picked only one of the many local museums to visit and this was it, and we were not at all disappointed. We followed this with a stop at the US cemetery just a couple of minutes away. Amazing.
Written August 15, 2023
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Thank you so much for your comment and see you soon in Normandy !
Written August 16, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paulina p
Kilkenny, Ireland7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed the Overload museum. Good location and parking. Very close to the Omaha beach and the American Commentary and Memorial.
The museum is small, well organised, very visual with an impressive collection. It is perfect for families with kids. My kids (age 13,10 and 6) really liked it. The gift shop has a lot to offer and the staff was friendly.
Written August 1, 2023
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We're delighted that both young and adutlt have enjoyed the museum. Attracting new generations is one of our main objectives. Thank you for your feedback!
Written August 4, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Josh
Consett, UK5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Really excellent collections and displays. Sadly I could only spend an hour here due to being on a tight schedule but the displays were great. Loved the armour especially. Would definitely return.
Written July 29, 2023
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Thank you so much and see you soon at Overlord Museum for a next and additional experience !
Written August 4, 2023
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Kimbo_92
Lancashire, UK106 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
One of our favourite museums we visited whilst in Normandie. Plenty to see, big shop at the end, my favourite was the wall of the soldiers at the end. Very personal touch.
Written July 25, 2023
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We're glad you enjoyed the museum ! It was a pleasure to welcome you !
Written August 4, 2023
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ebeekman
Emst, The Netherlands78 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It is a large museum and differs from the others with its fast amount of vehicles, tanks an sceneries. Every aspect is well displayed and accompanied with photographs and text.
Don’t forget to visit the beach and the cemetery, both close by.
Written July 15, 2023
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A big thank you from all the museum staff for your comment ! See you soon in Normandy !
Written August 4, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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